After spending his youth in Michigan and graduating from Andover High School and Kalamazoo College, Dr. Bark earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery with a heavy emphasis on minimally invasive surgery at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital/Columbia University in Cooperstown, NY and Presbyterian/UT Southwestern Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, respectively.
Dr. Bark is often asked, “what made you want to go into this field?” – Aside from numerous influential mentors and the ability to prevent and cure colorectal cancers, he discovered the joy of helping people in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery including inflammatory bowel disease, and anorectal disease.
Dr. Bark considers himself fortunate to have found a profession that he enjoys and relishes the opportunity to help those in need of his services. In his free time, he spends time with his wife, Soyoun, being amateur foodies, cooking, and traveling the world. He also enjoys photography, tennis, basketball, and golf.
“Bark” doesn’t sound Korean to you? There’s a good story behind that so ask about it the next time you see him in the office.